Summer of Arcade Lineup Announced

Microsoft always showcases some of the best downloadable games when it comes to their promotions. Summer of Arcade is probably the most prominent and E3 is the time we get the lineup. This year a returning franchise gets and HD makeover, a charming indie game finally makes it’s debut and Kinect gets a spotlight per usual. Check out the trailer below as well as descriptions for each of the five titles for this year’s promotion.

Deadlight – Developer: Tequila Works
In an apocalyptic world where existence is futile, a solitary man treks the American west coast. Survival is the measure of all. In an alternate vision of the 1980s, a mysterious disease has decimated mankind, transforming people into killer automatons. During his odyssey, Randall Wayne will find other survivors, men and women who are no more than ghostly remnants of a fading society, a flame in the desert fighting extinction.

Dust: An Elysian Tail – Developer: Humble Hearts
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder it into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade’s diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

Hybrid- Developer: 5TH Cell
“Hybrid” is a pioneering third person shooter set in the near future, where global conflict exists between a species known as the Variant and a rebel human faction known as the Paladins. 5TH Cell strives to give players a completely new gameplay experience never seen before in the genre.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – Developer: Robomodo
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is the best elements of THPS 1 and 2, upgraded for today with sharp visuals and fresh content.

Wreckateer – Developer: Iron Galaxy
“Wreckateer” uses Kinect for Xbox 360 to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, travel the land and destroy sixty goblin-infested castles using six magical projectiles. Aim and fire each shot and then control it in mid-air, motion-activating special powers and guiding them toward their target. Utilize an arsenal of Flying, Explosive, Splitting, and rocketing Speed shots to explore the infinite ways you can wreak havoc with “Wreckateer”’s fully-dynamic destruction.

Ken McKown

Ken is the Editor-in-Chief of this hole in the wall and he loves to troll for the fun of it. He also enjoys long walks through Arkham Asylum and the cool air of Shadow Moses Island. His turn-ons include Mortal Kombat, Metal Gear Solid and StarCraft.

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